Allis-Chalmers, Uncategorized

Collateral Damage: The Deutz-Allis 9170

I ran across this interesting article about the Deutz-Allis 9170. It was one of the first tractors made by the newly formed Deutz-Allis Corp. after the buyout of the Allis-Chalmers agricultural line. As Allis-Chalmers struggled in the 1980s the company looked to sell divisions off to stay in the black. Unfortunately, the manufacture of the… Continue reading Collateral Damage: The Deutz-Allis 9170

Allis-Chalmers, Uncategorized

Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center

I stumbled across this article that was published two years ago. I know my fair share about AC, but I learned a few more facts from this article!   Our business history articles often focus on the consumer products and services industries with which we all interact – from auto companies to department stores.  Yet… Continue reading Forgotten Industrial Giant: The Allis-Chalmers Story – The American Business History Center

Allis-Chalmers, family history, History

Week 3: Favorite Photo

We're on week 3 of 52 for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, and tonight's post is about my favorite photo. My family has a long tradition of farming. My Great-Great-Grandpa Johann Frederick came to America from Prussia in 1869 and settled on 80 acres of land in Sugar Island, Wisconsin. He farmed… Continue reading Week 3: Favorite Photo

family history, Tractors

Grandpa’s Tractors

Grandpa and his BF Avery A tractor I remember visiting Grandma and Grandpa Frederick's house as a kid and Grandpa would dig out the photo albums. We would go through and he would tell a story about certain pictures--I wish I could remember them all! There was one album with pictures of tractors, equipment and… Continue reading Grandpa’s Tractors

Allis-Chalmers, Tractors

AC Proving Grounds Tow Tractor

I bet many of you have one of those, “ahhhh I wish I hadn’t missed out on that,”      moments. That’s exactly how I feel about not getting the chance to see this tow tractor that Allis-Chalmers had at the proving grounds. These units were towed, several at a time, behind behind tractors to… Continue reading AC Proving Grounds Tow Tractor